President and CEO
SPUR policies and positions, fundraising and organization-level decisions, media inquiries
Gabriel Metcalf is the president and CEO of SPUR. He is responsible for defining the overall vision and strategy for the organization and has led SPUR through a major expansion of its work.
Gabriel has authored or co-authored such notable articles as “The Northern California Megaregion,” “Democracy and Planning,” “The San Francisco Exodus” and “The Great Dithering.” He is also the author of Democratic by Design: How Carsharing, Co-ops, and Community Land Trusts are Reinventing America (St. Martin’s Press, 2015).
A co-founder of City CarShare and the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition, Gabriel serves on numerous boards and commissions. A frequent writer and speaker on planning and policy topics, he earned a Master's degree in city and regional planning from the University of California, Berkeley College of Environmental Design.
Follow him on twitter: @gmetcalf